Line of business: Supplies equipment used to manufacture microelectronics including semiconductor devices.
In the news: FSI agrees to sell to Tokyo Electron for $252.5 million or $6.20 per share
Why it makes sense: Tokyo looks to gain ground in surface preparation technology for semiconductor production, in which FSI is strong.
BY THE NUMBERS
FSI 2012 sales (est.): $145 million
Net income (est.): $15.4 million
Employees: About 400
Tokyo Electron 2012 sales: $8 billion
Net income: $465 million
Employees: 10,684Source: Companies; Bloomberg News